MCA Appoints Director of New Think Tank

The MCA (Management Consultancies Association) has today appointed Paul Connolly as Director of its new Think Tank.

The Think Tank will gather insights from the management consulting industry and make a positive and constructive impact on debates on public policy, the economy, and the day-to-day commercial challenges faced by businesses.

Previously an independent consultant and former Director of Policy and Strategy at Serco Consulting, Paul Connolly has worked on numerous central government policy initiatives and reviews, both as a consultant and an official, including the Gershon and Hampton Reviews. He is also an expert on regulatory reform and its impact on business and the economy.

Alan Leaman, Chief Executive of the MCA, said: “We’re delighted to launch the new Think Tank. Management consultants have a breadth of insights, experience and knowledge that can contribute constructively to improving policy and business strategy. I’m confident that, under Paul’s leadership, the Think Tank will add real value for the consulting industry and also make a powerful contribution to debates on public policy, the economy and the business environment.”

Paul Connolly said: “I’m hugely excited to take on this new role. Management consultants understand the systems in which high-level policy and strategy choices unfold. They understand the frontline where public services and businesses meet with citizens and customers. As such they are uniquely placed to help business address the sharp challenges of the current economic climate and help government develop better policy. The Think Tank will capture and develop their insights and share them with the widest possible audience.”

The MCA Think Tank is on Twitter @MCAThinkTank



For more information, please contact:

David Pippett
DWP Public Relations
Tel: 01225 335675/Mobile: 07899 798197

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA)

The MCA is the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK. Its mission is to promote the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole. The MCA's member companies comprise around 60 per cent of the UK consulting industry, employ around 30,000 consultants and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and almost all parts of the public sector. The UK consulting industry is amongst the best in the world and a vital part of the business landscape.

Compliance with the MCA's tough entry criteria and rigorous Code of Practice means that MCA member companies are widely acknowledged to provide high quality services to their clients.